International Day of Nonviolence 2016

international day of nonviolence october 2nd

Join us in Celebrating The UN International day of Nonviolence 2016
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” M.K. Gandhi

The United Nations has established October 2nd each year as the International Day of Nonviolence. It is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of nonviolence as a tool for social change.

October 2nd we commemorate and build on Gandhi’s legacy, as a part of building a “culture of peace” in the world. We come together here to foster principles such as compassion, acceptance, forgiveness and love that will help us to co-create a nonviolent world.

We hope you will join us. Please feel free to post your thoughts or posters on nonviolence in the comment section below as one small way you too can “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

(For more information on International Day of Nonviolence 2016 and a list of ways you can get involved, please click here.)

Please enjoy the following inspiring posters honoring International Day of Nonviolence 2016 and visit the poster creators by clicking on each image or on their name below it.

gerry-straatemeier nonviolence

Thank you, Gerry Straatemeier

leslie-l-sommers nonviolence

Thank you, Leslie L. Sommers

joann-neurath nonviolence poster

Thank you, JoAnn Aparo Neurath

estelle-bonaceto nonviolence

Thank you, Estelle Bonaceto

jenny-tasker nonviolence

Thank you, Jenny Tasker


 Thank you, Ashley Brewer


Thank you, Anna Pereira


Thank you, Nancy Rainwater


Thank you, Amy Camie


Thank you, Jacqueline Conroy


Thank you, Srimanju Katragadda


Thank you, Heather Corinne Lang


Thank you, Helena Kalivoda


Thank you, Kimberly Bayne


Thank you, Shari Alyse


Thank you, The Wellness Universe

A special thank you to Gerry Straatemeier of Seasons for Peace and Nonviolence Tucson for writing the introduction to this feature.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Nonviolence Day, from our hearts to yours!

Love and Light ♥

The Wellness Universe #WUVIP\’s